Sixers @ Cavaliers
Cavaliers - Cleveland made a deal on Monday night that sent former-Sixers center Andrew Bynum, along with draft picks, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for All-Star forward Luol Deng. The Cavaliers won the last matchup at Quicken Loans Arena when Kyrie Irving hit the game-winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining in double-overtime to win 127-125, he scored 39 points on the night. Since New Year's, the Cavaliers have held opponents to a shooting percentage of just 39.2%. In addition to their defense, the Cavaliers get a lot of offense from their bench as they average 38.7 points per game, the fourth highest in the NBA. It is helped by the outside shooting of Matthew Dellavedova, who leads all rookies with a 45.7% shooting percentage from three-point range.
17.0 PPG, 7.2 APG, 5.7 RPG
Carter-Williams, 22, is coming off a decent effort in the Sixers dismal 126-95 loss to the Timberwolves on Monday night. He scored 13 points with seven assists and four rebounds. He has scored 13 or more points in seven of the last eight games. In two career games against the Cavaliers, Carter-Williams is averaging 16.5 points, 9.5 assists, and 8.0 rebounds per game.
22.2 PPG, 6.1 APG, 3.0 RPG
Irving, 21, has missed the last three games with a knee injury but participated in morning shootaround Tuesday morning. He remains a game-time decision for Tuesday night. He had efforts of 40, 32, 27, and 10 points in the four games prior to getting injured. In six career games against the Sixers, Irving is averaging 13.8 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game.